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by Admin_PC
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: "Slandering the Dharma" - what exactly does it entail?
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: "Slandering the Dharma" - what exactly does it entail?

Mod note: Removing post for attacking an individual. It's considered poor form to speak ill of the recently deceased.
by Admin_PC
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma
Replies: 179
Views: 3335

Re: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma

Stefos, This is the forum for you: https://dhammawheel.com/ Please note that this forum, that of Dharma Wheel, is a forum for Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. So it's expected that one discusses things here from the point of view of Mahayana and/or Vajrayana, depending on sub-forum or topic etc. He...
by Admin_PC
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma
Replies: 179
Views: 3335

Re: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma

I think it depends on what kind of Pure Land on terms of how "urgent" their practice will seem? Some are very radical in their mappō buddhology (dharmology?) , I daresay more radical than Nichiren Buddhism, arguing that any significant Buddhic attainment of any sort is impossible in this time. Only...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: "Slandering the Dharma" - what exactly does it entail?
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: "Slandering the Dharma" - what exactly does it entail?

I'll quote Shinran because he has the most readily-available commentary on this topic. Question: What are the characteristics of slandering the right dharma? Answer: Saying there is no Buddha, no Buddha-dharma, no bodhisattva, no bodhisattva-dharma. Deciding on such views, whether through understand...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 32 marks of the Buddha
Replies: 53
Views: 1540

Re: 32 marks of the Buddha

Not at all, and that was a pretty rude thing to say. Keep your tone in check or you will not be allowed to post here any longer. It's in the Lotus Sutra: (BDK edition) pps 48, 49, 107, 138, 141, 144, 181, 184, 185, 209, 315 In the Larger Sukhavativyuha Sutra: (BDK Edition) pps 14, 37. In the Contem...
by Admin_PC
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and a question
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Greetings and a question

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: About Alara Kalama
Replies: 33
Views: 1270

Re: About Alara Kalama

2. Yes, the chinese version MIRRORS the Pali........the chinese versions do not add supernatural elements like devas, etc. It's a stripped back version. I never stated they are exactly the same. If you've actually read the Chinese Agamas, you would realize how silly this statement is. Devas appear ...
by Admin_PC
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Hi everyone

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Contradicting sutras
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Contradicting sutras

Oops, I seem to have quoted the wrong vows, but yes, the Sanskrit recension that Müller is using is, as far as I can tell, the same as whatever Nepalese manuscript Vaidya was using. There are different manuscripts certainly, but I don't think the 46 and 47 difference is a major one—it may be a divi...
by Admin_PC
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Contradicting sutras
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Contradicting sutras

Are there similar statements like this made in the two older pure land sutras? And would a slanderer of the Dharma be able to make it to the pure land if he repents? I wonder what Honen or Shandao would say about this since the slanderers aren't even mentioned in the lowest of the low grade. It sou...
by Admin_PC
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Contradicting sutras
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Contradicting sutras

Are there multiple Sanskrit editions? I know Mueller's Sanskrit translation has a different number of vows (46 iirc) from Luis O. Gomez's translation (47). In the Gomez translation from Sanskrit: - the 18th vow requires generating bodhicitta (the aspiration for supreme awakening for the sake of all ...
by Admin_PC
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hua-Yen in English
Replies: 42
Views: 6582

Re: Hua-Yen in English

For some reason, "one-cut" means "all/sarva" in Chinese. I don't know why though. I inquired as to this in the language subforum. I'm fairly certain that it has to do with gathering a bunch of things together in order to cut with "one cut". From there it becomes "everything" or "all". I know that s...
by Admin_PC
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 32 marks of the Buddha
Replies: 53
Views: 1540

Re: 32 marks of the Buddha

:jumping: But the Mahayana texts do not record the Buddha says he has 32 marks. Thomas Actually they do, rather frequently. You can find references all over, for instance, the threefold lotus sutra. Are you making it up for your faith? :thumbsup: Not at all, and that was a pretty rude thing to say....
by Admin_PC
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: 一切
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: 一切

This is by no means definitive. My book of Chinese character etymology doesn't cover this one in depth. There appear to be 2 pronunciations for the character 切. The pronunciation affects the meaning. The 切 in 一切 seems to come from the 2nd pronunciation (qiè - qie4), which has the following meanings:...
by Admin_PC
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: 無師独悟
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: 無師独悟

According to DDB: In pre-Buddhist classical Chinese works such as the Zhuangzi, 覺 is used in contrast to illusory states to indicate a state of proper awareness and understanding. For example, in the Discussion on the Equality of Things 'great awakening' 大覺 is contrasted with the 'great dream.' 大夢. ...
by Admin_PC
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Paul Roberts
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Paul Roberts

Heard it from two different sources (a friend on facebook and the True Shin Yahoo Group), so I think it's probably true. I hope he may quickly be reborn in the Pure Land, become a Buddha, and help all sentient beings.

Namo Amida Butsu
by Admin_PC
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New Orleans
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Hello from New Orleans

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from South America
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Hi from South America

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
by Admin_PC
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: New To Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: New To Buddhism

Japanese Pure Land schools are Shandao-based schools. That Pristine Pure Land school you mentioned is almost identical to Jodo Shu in practice, in fact they do speak highly of Honen. The "Pure Land" they are talking about is their own particular group, not all Pure Land practitioners. "Sufficient" m...
by Admin_PC
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: New To Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: New To Buddhism

Heck, I even came upon this website that says all other Pure Land teachings are wrong - or at least should be disregarded - when compared to the one from Shandao.. http://www.purelandbuddhism.org/ I'm a huge fan of history (which is sort of how I got into Buddhism) so I know this site is more than ...